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You’ve finally bought your own car and it feels magical! You’re now free to go on road trips and excursions with your family. But before you drive off into the sunset with your favorite playlist playing in the background, make sure to go through this list of reminders. Here are a few things to consider. 

Documentation

You should have a handful of copies of these documents, some to file and one to keep in your car. We recommend keeping these records readily available. Compile all your important car documents in a folder in the glove box. Having the right paperwork makes your ride worry-free and secure. Documents like:

  • Registration

  • Insurance

  • Car manual

  • Car maintenance receipts

  • Emergency contact information

 You’ll never know when you might need them, and when you do, just check your glove box.

Emergencies

Everyone wants a smooth and secure drive, but there will be times that you might hit a rough patch. As part of being prepared for anything, you should remember to have emergency items in your car for times when luck is not on your side. Items like:

  • Inflated spare tire

  • Tire jack

  • Jumper cables

  • Lug wrench

  • First aid kit

It also pays to know how to use these, and get your hands dirty. You can of course call for a tow truck, but it will cost you more than doing this yourself. You also need to be prepared for the different seasons you’ll be driving on. There are different aspects to consider like engine oil for the right temperature/season, tread depth for the right road, etc. 

Maintenance

The first two things on this list mainly focus on preparedness but “prevention is better than cure”. Many owners often forget or disregard the importance of regular maintenance checks. Make sure you schedule regular maintenance checks at your dealer or trusted service provider. It’s also better if you know the products that are best suited for your car. Here are some things you need to familiarize yourself with:

  • Air filter

  • Oil and coolant levels

  • Tire pressure and tread depth

  • Transmission fluid

  • Headlights, brake, signal, parking lights

You want to make sure you get only the best products for your car. Your car’s performance is only as good as the products you put into it. This also prolongs your car’s lifespan, saving you more money in the long run. 4S Professional has released motor oil to help your engine perform better for longer, get yours today.

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